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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sabang in Philippines

Earthquake location 13.6096S, 120.9608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Sabang in Philippines on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.94 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:14:20 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.9608 East, latitude 13.6096 North, depth = 75.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fza. Id of event: us10008fza. Global time and date of event 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 03:14:20 / April 9, 2017 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Dasmariñas (c. 441 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bacoor (c. 357 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Calamba (c. 316 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Pedro (c. 270 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Batangas (c. 237 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lucena (c. 228 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 216 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cavite City, Boac, Malaya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Philippines (c. 99 900 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km N of Sabang, Philippines.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 120.9608° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6096° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km N of Sabang, Philippines Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-09 03:14:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-09 03:33:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 8.723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008fza Id of event.
Event Code 10008fza An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008fza, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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